Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Tees present: THEY LIVE with Shepard Fairey

by: J.C. De Leon
June 13th, 2011

Being a member of the Gordon and the Whale team certainly has its perks. Personally, I've become very good friends with most of the staff on the site, even though most of us don't live anywhere near each other. While it is sad that I don't get to hang out with my GATW brethren as much as I'd like, that sadness is softened by the fact that I live in maybe the greatest city in the world- Austin, Texas.

Austin is a great town for a film geek, and is quite often filled with extremely movie-geek-friendly events. Events like the Alamo Drafthouse/Mondo Tees screening of THEY LIVE, where they also debuted a new exclusive poster print from famous street artist Shepard Fairey.

This screening, like almost Alamo Drafthouse screening, did not disappoint. While it would have been nice to have John Carpenter in person at this event for one of his more underrated films, having Shepard Fairey there to debut a new poster was an excellent consolation prize. After the film, Fairey treated the audience to a Q&A, in which some of his philosophies regarding Ebay came to light, in addition to the fact that he started his career by placing the Andre the Giant “OBEY” stickers in various places way back in 1992!

Living in Austin, you never know what amazing event might be around the corner, but this town isn’t just an awesome movie theater. Check out the Alamo’s website for signature events like this and maybe your favorite film will end up playing here and it’ll be worth some vacation time to make it down to visit our fine city.

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